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Banksia ser. Banksia

Banksia L.f. ser. Banksia

Banksia ser. Orthostylis (Benth.) A.S.George, Nuytsia 3: 319 (1981), nom. illeg. ; B. sect. Orthostylis Benth., Fl. Austral. 5: 543 (1870).

Banksia subser. Cratistyles K.R.Thiele, in K.R.Thiele & P.Y.Ladiges, Austral. Syst. Bot. 9: 720 (1996). T: Banksia menziesii R.Br.

Trees or shrubs, erect or spreading. Leaves alternate, serrate, dentate or deeply lobed, tomentose; margins recurved or flat. Inflorescence erect, cylindrical or ovoid; buds retaining regular pattern until anthesis. Perianth pubescent, silky or hirsute; tepals not awned. Pistil curved, sometimes sigmoid below apex; pollen presenter usually narrowly fusiform, with a small basal swelling, finely ribbed; pollen crescent-shaped or ovoid. Follicles split from stylar point. Seed wing notched. 

A series of eight species, three in eastern Australia, five in the south-west. 

The small conical pollen presenter of B. aemula is anomalous.

serrata

aemula

ornata

baxteri

speciosa

menziesii

candolleana

sceptrum

 

Data derived from Flora of Australia Volumes 16 (1995), 17A (2000) and 17B (1999), products of ABRS, ©Commonwealth of Australia